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Evatt Home PageThis is the entry page into the family history of the Evatts of Leeds and Castle Donington
Pre 1660 - Before our records beganI have reproduced here some random records relating to Evatts in the Midlands but I have not been able to trace the line back to any of them from John Evatt
Quakers of Castle DoningtonThe earliest record I have found is of the marriage of John Evatt to Dorothy Fox in Castle Donington in 1660. We then have Quaker records for births of our grandfathers Benjamin, Joseph and William all born in Castle Donington
William Evatt Dentist in SheffieldWilliam Evatt was born in Castle Donington in 1766. He moved to Sheffield at some point and became a dentist. He was active in local politics and was well known as a member of the Society of Friends and there are references to him in the local papers. He died in 1836.
The life of Henry Royle Evatt in the mid to late 19th CenturyHenry Royle Evatt was the son of William and born circa 1812, though I have not found any record of the birth. He married Matilda Schwerer in 1834 and they had 3 children who lived to adulthood. He was a man of many talents and was also known as Henry Royle.
William Henry Royle Evatt and familyWilliam Henry Royle Evatt was a beerseller and an insurance agent and eventually bought a stationery and tobacco shop. He married Hannah Varley and they had two daughters before she died. His second wife was Sarah Gaunt and she was my great grandmother.
The Second Henry Royle EvattHenry Royle Evatt was deaf and dumb so could not take over the business when his father retired. This went to his brother, Ernest. Ernest's daughter Charlotte kept many photos, postcards and even a sampler made in 1826. I have reproduced them on these pages with the permission of one of Ernest's great grand daughters.